Antique Arms, Armour & Militaria Sale
on Wednesday 29th June 2011

Lots: 61-90 of 468

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61

A CHINESE SWORD WITH JAPANESE YARI BLADE, 19TH CENTURY
with robust blade of triangular section, two-edges with straight hamon and the reverse with a straight fuller filled with red pigment, brass cross-piece cast with scrolls and a monstrous mask, hardwood grip carved with a lotus moulding, engraved brass pommel, in its wooden scabbard
36cm; 14 1/2in

Estimate: 700-1000

Nil

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950

62

A JAPANESE SWORD (HIRAZUKURI TANTO), 17TH CENTURY
with curved single-edged blade with wavy hamon (tip chipped), plain tang pierced with a single mekugi-ana, angular nakago-jiri, pierced iron tsuba, fabric-bound sharkskin-covered grip, chiselled and gilt fuchi and kabuto-gane decorated with dragons, the former signed, and a pair menuki, in a lacquered saya (chipped)
37cm; 14 1/2in blade
Estimate: 700-900

Nil

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600

63

A JAPANESE SWORD (HIRAZUKURI TANTO), 17TH CENTURY
with curved single-edged blade with straight hamon (chips), signed tang pierced with two mekugi-ana, rounded nakago-jiri, pierced iron tsuba, fabric-bound sharkskin-covered grip, horn fuchi and kabuto-gane carved with scrolls, a pair of rudimentary brass menuki, in its lacquered saya with matching horn mount
40.3cm; 15 7/8in blade

The signature reads 'Kozuke no kami Fujiwara Kunitsune'.
Estimate: 800-1200

Nil

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700

64

A JAPANESE DAGGER (AIKUCHI), 18TH/19TH CENTURY
with Ken blade with straight hamon around the edge (rust staining), silver-mounted lacquered grip, and matching saya, the latter with a silver lion mask boss for suspension on the outer face
21cm; 8 1/4in blade
Estimate: 800-1200

Nil

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700

65

TEN JAPANESE SWORD GUARDS (TSUBA), 17TH-19TH CENTURY
a circular iron tsuba pierced with a hanging wisteria; a mokkogata iron tsuba, signed Yamashiro no kuni Toyoshige; a circular iron tsuba , signed Toshitsugu with kao; an oval iron tsuba decorated with figures; a mokkogata iron with decoration of figures; a rectangular brass tsuba with canted corners, pierced with fern design, signed Kofuji Ju Toshimasa; two oval iron tsuba decorated with figures; a circular plain iron tsuba and an iron Kyo sukashi tsuba with tree branches
(10)
Estimate: 200-300

Nil

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400

66

A JAPANESE SPEARHEAD (YARI), 17TH CENTURY; AND A JAPANESE DAGGER (AIKUCHI TANTO)
with broad double-edged blade moulded at the base, and signed tang; the second with yari blade, the reverse cut with a fuller filled with red pigment, lacquered grip (seized), in its lacquered saya (worn)
the first: 15cm; 6in blade
(2)

The signature on the yari reads, 'Kozuke no kami Fujiwara Sukesada'.
Estimate: 300-400

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180

67

TURNBULL, Stephen R. The Book of the Samurai. The Warrior Class of Japan. Hong Kong, 1983; BOTTOMLEY, Ian & Hopson, Anthony P. Arms & Armour of the Samurai. Hong Kong, 1988; STORRY, Richard. The Way of the Samurai. London, 1978; COOK, Harry. Samurai. The Story of a Warrior Tradition. Glasgow, 1993; KODANSHA INTERNATIONAL LTD. Japanese Knives. Tokyo, 1979; THE TOKUGAWA ART MUSEUM. Shogun. The Shogun Age Exhibition. Tokyo, 1983; ROBINSON, Henry Russell. Il Museo Stibbert a Firenze; STEVENS, John. Life Of The Master Warrior Tesshu. The Sword of No-Sword. Boulder, 1984; KNUTSEN, Roald M. Japanese polearms. London, 1963; ROBINSON, H. Russell. The Manufacture of Armour and Helmets in 16th century Japan by Akakibara Kozan. London, 1962; KOKAN, Nagayama. To-ken Kantei Dokuhon
(11)

Estimate: 100-150

Nil

    

160

68

A LARGE QUANTITY OF JAPANESE SWORD MOUNTS AND SAYAS
including two wakizashi mounts and saya, the first with copper tsuba decorated with gilt flowers and birds, gilt copper fuchi and kabuto gane each decorated with warriors, and a pair of menuki, in its lacquered saya decorated with pine needles, the second with horn tsuba, lacquered grip with gilt menuki, in its lacquered saya with signed kozuka including a mon
(qty)
Estimate: 200-300

Nil

    

1900

69

TWO JAPANESE SPEARS (YARI)
the first with broad curved blade (chipped), plain tang pierced with a single mekugi-ana, on a lacquered haft (chipped), complete with its cover (chipped worn throughout); the second with broad blade, plain tang (shortened), on a lacquered haft (chipped); together with an additional haft
the first: 37cm; 14 1/2in blade
(3)

Estimate: 300-500

Nil

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500

70

A JAPANESE SPEAR (YARI), DATED 1862
with robust short blade, signed tang pierced with two mekugi-ana, on a wooden haft
11cm; 4 3/8in head
Estimate: 300-500

Nil

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550

71

A JAPANESE SPEARHEAD (YARI)
with broad blade with a straight hamon, cut with a slender fuller on the reverse, signed tang pierced with a single mekugi-ana, in its shira saya
51cm; 20 1/8in head
Estimate: 1000-1500

Nil

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600

72

A JAPANESE HORN QUIVER AND SEVEN ARROWS (YA), 19TH CENTURY
the quiver (Yanagui) of angular form, pierced at the back for suspension cords and rising up to a pair of slender prongs, the arrows each with iron tips, and a portion of their leather flights
the quiver 51cm; 20in high
(8)
Estimate: 250-350

Nil

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400

73

A 20 BORE JAPANESE SNAP MATCHLOCK MUSKET CIRCA 1870
with octagonal barrel inlaid with a silver dragon amidst clouds over the fore-end (fore-sight missing), a mon, a series of silver characters over the breech and signed beneath, integral pan with brass pivot-cover, the breech enclosed by a brass band, brass lock, sprung serpentine, cherrywood full stock decorated with further gold mon, brass trigger-guard (chipped, ramrod missing)
66.5cm; 26 1/4in barrel
Estimate: 500-600

Nil

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900

74

A 20 BORE JAPANESE SNAP MATCHLOCK MUSKET CIRCA 1870
with octagonal sighted barrel engraved with characters towards the muzzle and decorated over the greater part of its surface with silver-inlaid dragons, a series of brass-inlaid rondels over the breech, and signed beneath, integral pan with brass pivot-cover, the breech enclosed by a brass band, brass lock, sprung serpentine, cherrywood full stock signed in ink beneath the fore-end, and later brass trigger-guard (chipped, ramrod missing)
83cm; 32 3/4in barrel
Estimate: 450-650

Nil

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900

75

A RARE 22 BORE CHINESE GUN, 18TH/19TH CENTURY
with swamped multi-stage sighted barrel retained by two broad brass bands, the breech with standing back-sight and integral pan, the latter incorporating a brass pivot-cover, the action enclosed within the stock and formed of a long iron serpentine and trigger, hardwood full stock (cracked) including a flat forward lug for resting and a rounded rear lug, each pierced and set with an engraved brass foliate washer, and the butt retaining its pouch for match cord
75cm; 29 1/2in barrel

A similar example is illustrated in G. C. Stone 1999 (reprint), pp. 441-443, fig 563, no. 10.

Estimate: 800-1200

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2000

76

A PAIR OF CHINESE SWORDS; THREE INDIAN SWORDS (TALWAR); A SOUTH EAST ASIAN SWORD; A BORNEO HEADHUNTER'S SWORD; A BURMESE DHA; AN ARAB JAMBIYA; A MOROCCAN JAMBIYA; A KHYBER KNIFE; AND TWO AXES
the first with broad blades, brass hilt cast with traditional designs in low relief, and horn grips, in their brass-mounted fishskin-covered wooden scabbard; the second, third and fourth with curved blades and steel hilts of characteristic form; the fifth with curved blade formed with a broad pierced point, and carved wooden grip formed as a bird's head enriched with silver nails; the sixth of characteristic type, in its scabbard; the seventh with silver-encased hilt; the eighth in its scabbard, and five further pieces
the first: 43cm; 17in
(13)
Estimate: 150-200

Nil

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900

77

A CHINESE EATING SET, LATE 19TH/20TH CENTURY
comprising single-edged knife with cloisonné handle decorated with polychrome flowers and foliage, in its matching scabbard with a pair of modern chopsticks
the knife: 25.5cm; 10in
Estimate: 50-80

Nil

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40

78

A TIBETAN DAGGER, 19TH CENTURY
with broad single-edged blade cut with a pair of long slender fullers along the back-edge on each side, oval cross-piece and carved horn grip (worn), in its wooden scabbard entirely sheathed in white metal embossed with traditional designs including a dragon and scrolls and complete with a leather loop for suspension and a silk tassel
35.5cm; 14in

Estimate: 150-250

Nil

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79

AN INDIAN DAGGER HILT, 18TH/19TH CENTURY
for a khanjar, the base decorated with a lotus flower on each side (pierced with three small holes, one side chipped), and a spray of lotus foliage, rising up to a rounded pommel decorated on each side with a further flowerhead and foliage on each side, and conventional foliage over the top: on a wooden stand
13.5cm; 5 3/8in high



Estimate: 600-800

Nil

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80

AN INDIAN DAGGER HILT, 18TH/19TH CENTURY
for a khanjar, of figured white soapstone, with carved scrolling base decorated with foliage issuant with an elaborate lotus flower, lightly indented for the fingers on the inside of the grip (cracked through and expertly repaired), finely detailed tiger's head pommel carved in the round, and a pair of rubies within gold settings for the eyes: on a wooden stand
14cm; 5 1/2in high
Estimate: 600-800

Nil

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550

81

A RARE INDIAN COMBINED AXE AND ELEPHANT GOAD (ANCUS), MYSORE, LATE 18TH CENTURY
with slightly recurved axe-head cut with an inscription and scrolls of foliage on each face, the rear portion clenched between the jaws of a tiger on each side, the tiger mane chiselled with bibri and extending to form a robust socket chiselled with further bibri and scrolls, with pointed bud-shaped rear pean, on a wooden haft, the upper end fitted with a tapering socket with screw-in slender fluted ancus terminal, the base with contemporary brass grip formed as a sword hilt, with tiger-mask quillon terminals, knuckle-guard with recurved terminal en suite, tiger-head pommel, faceted integral grip, and painted with an inventory number '80'
96cm; 37 3/4in overall

Provenance
Almost certainly Tipu Sultan's Armoury
Mummadi Krishnaraja Wodeyar, the Mysore Palace Armoury
Robin Wigington

Estimate: 3000-5000

Nil

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3200

82

AN INDIAN SWORD (TALWAR), LATE 18TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURY
with reinforced slightly curved blade of watered steel in the so-called 'Jacob's Ladder' pattern, iron hilt of characteristic form, including a pair of long shaped langets with pierced terminals, knuckle-guard with recurved finial and an additional bar each formed as a serpent's head enriched with gold, decorated throughout in encrusted and engraved silver in low relief with scrolls, flowers and foliage (small losses), in a fabric-covered wooden scabbard, and complete with its bill of sale for £6 7s 6d, dated 7th June 1923
69.2cm; 27 1/4in blade

Provenance
Fenton & Son
Owen R. Crawshay Esq.
Estimate: 3000-4000

Nil

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3000

83

AN INDIAN SWORD (TALWAR), EARLY 19TH CENTURY
with reinforced curved blade of watered steel, decorated with a gold koftgari cartouche on one side and flowers along the lower portion of the reinforce, russet iron hilt of characteristic form, decorated over its full surface in gold koftgari with differing patterns of flowers, leaves and scrolling foliage, the knuckle-guard with recurved bud-shaped terminal, and decorated on the inside with a gold chevron pattern, and the pommel with its pierced steel loop for suspension, in a fabric-covered wooden scabbard, and complete with its bill of sale, for £4 4s, dated 26th November 1913
69cm; 27 1/4in blade

Provenance
Fenton & Son
Owen R. Crawshay Esq.
Estimate: 2500-3500

Nil

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2500

84

A FINE SOUTH INDIAN SWORD (KHANDA), EARLY 19TH CENTURY
with slightly curved blade of watered steel, double-edged towards the point, reinforced along the back-edge with a long pierced foliate panel enriched with gold koftagri, a further shorter panel decorated en suite on the leading edge at the forte, chiselled on each side of the forte with a foliate moulding enriched with gold, blued-steel hilt of characteristic form, including figure-of-eight shaped guard with a pair of shaped panels enclosing the forte, broad knuckle-guard, thick disc-shaped pommel with attenuated terminal tapering to a bud-shaped finial, the hilt decorated throughout with gold flowers and foliage, solid grip retaining some fabric covering, and original silk padded lining, in its original leather-covered wooden scabbard (small losses and cracks), and in very good condition throughout
74cm; 29 1/4in


Estimate: 4000-6000

Nil

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5500

85

A RARE NORTH INDIAN SWORD, LATE 18TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURY
with curved blade double-edged towards the point, cut with two short fullers on each side and inset with six small copper rondels, stamped with the bladesmith's mark at the forte, steel hilt comprising a pair of short bulbous quillons chiselled with expanded flower heads on the terminals, recurved knuckle-guard, an additional outer-guard formed of a small basal guard pierced with stylised birds (one cracked through), two bars converging at the top and recurved en suite with the knuckle-guard, a pair of attenuated langets, fluted compressed spherical pommel, applied over its full surface with gold koftgari scrollwork and flowers on a russet ground (small losses), and solid grip decorated en suite
83.5cm; 32 7/8in blade

Two swords of this type were sold in these rooms, 9th December 2009, lot 26 and 30th June 2010, lot 14, another is illustrated L. Southwick 1982, p. 187, no. 531.
Estimate: 2500-3500

Nil

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2500

86

A FINE INDIAN TALWAR, DATED 1875
with earlier single-edged blade of finely watered steel, decorated on one side with a gold-inlaid calligraphic cartouche (small losses), iron hilt of characteristic form, comprising a pair of short quillons swelling at the terminals, large disc-shaped pommel, and integral grip, decorated over the greater part of its surface with gold-encrusted designs of flowers and foliage, and the underside of the hilt including an inscription (minor losses)
80.5cm; 31 3/4in blade

The inscription on the blade reads 'The work of Faizallah", presumably the famous Safavid steelsmith, Faizallah Shushtari., and on the hilt 'maharaja sri mangal singh sahib jiv vali .... 1875' (Maharaja Sri Mangal Singh Sahib Jiv, Governor ... 1875).

Estimate: 1200-1800

Nil

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1500

87

AN INDIAN SWORD (TALWAR), LATE 18TH/19TH CENTURY
with curved fullered blade, cut with a short inscription along the back-edge at the forte, gilt iron hilt of characteristic form including a pair of short quillons with flat button-shaped terminals, large disc-shaped pommel, cut with an inscription inside the outer face of the pommel, and chiselled over its full surface with flowers against a punched ground
76.5cm; 30 1/4in blade

Estimate: 400-600

Nil

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400

88

AN INDIAN SWORD (TALWAR), 19TH CENTURY
with curved fullered blade of European make, double-edged towards the point and stamped with a double eye-lash mark on one face at the forte, iron hilt of characteristic form, decorated over its surface with overlaid silver bouquets within linear frames, in its leather-covered wooden scabbard with silver locket and chape, the latter decorated with scrolling flowers
80cm; 31 1/2in blade
Estimate: 300-400

Nil

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400

89

AN INDIAN PATA, LATE 18TH/19TH CENTURY
with tapering double-edged blade cut with a slender off-set fuller on each side (shortened), broad double-edged blade cut with a long slender off-set fuller on each face, retained at the forte by a pair of iron brackets extending from the base of the hilt on each side, brass gauntlet hilt formed as an extended fore-arm, with well detailed fingers including a flower between the thumb fore-finger set with a green stone, chiselled with lotus foliage behind the knuckles, a pattern of trellis carrying expanded flowerheads over the arm, pierced borders, and wooden grip-bar, perhaps an early replacement
82.5cm; 32 1/2in blade

Provenance
Robin Wigington
Estimate: 700-900

Nil

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2200

90

AN INDIAN SILVER-MOUNTED SPEAR, 18TH/19TH CENTURY
with iron knife-like spike double-edged towards the point and formed with a tapering socket, wooden haft, the upper portion encased in sheet silver with a large globular moulding and small beadwork bands, and the base with its steel spike incorporating a further large globular moulding
252.7cm; 99 1/2in overall

Provenance
Robin Wigington


Estimate: 450-700

Nil

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500

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